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Description: Striking Air Canada workers will be voting on a new contract after the federal government introduced back-to-work legislation in the Commons.

Source: The Windsor Star

Date: 06/20/2011


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Questions for discussion:

  • What can you say about the timing of this strike?
  • Why do you think the government introduced back-to-work legislation in this dispute more quickly than in the Canada Post dispute?
  • What do you think would have happened if the government had not introduced back-to-work legislation?
  • What effect do you think the back-to-work legislation will have on long-term labour relations at Air Canada?
  • What happens if the workers do not ratify the contract?

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